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We have started to collect the most important news related to France in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Cavendish surges to 19th Tour win

Sunday, July 17th 2011, 15:25
related places: Montpellier

Manxman Mark Cavendish secures his fourth win of this year's Tour de France, and 19th overall, on stage 15 into Montpellier.
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news

Sunday, July 17th 2011, 7:01

Darren Clarke wins the 140th Open, Mark Cavendish secures the 15th stage of the Tour de France, Japan win the Women's World Cup, plus more.
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Vanendert claims stage 14 victory

Saturday, July 16th 2011, 15:36
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Beille, Plateau, Tour

Belgian Jelle Vanendert wins the 14th stage of the Tour de France, a 168.5-km trek from St Gaudens to Plateau de Beille.
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news

Saturday, July 16th 2011, 6:58

Corinthians make a new bid for Carlos Tevez, a round-up of the third round of the 140th Open at Sandwich and the latest boxing news, plus more.
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Hushovd battles to stage 13 win

Friday, July 15th 2011, 16:59
related places: Lourdes

World champion Thor Hushovd wins stage 13 of the Tour de France after a thrilling finish in Lourdes.
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news

Friday, July 15th 2011, 6:58

The latest from the second round of the 140th Open at Sandwich, breaking football transfers, and reaction to Thor Hushvovd's win in the 13th stage of the 2011 Tour de France.
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Sanchez wins first mountain stage

Thursday, July 14th 2011, 15:29

Olympic champion Samuel Sanchez claims victory in a thrilling first mountain stage of the Tour de France.
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news

Thursday, July 14th 2011, 6:57

Sir Alex Ferguson confirms Man Utd have "no real interest" in Wesley Sneijder, the news from the Open and all the latest football transfer news.
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Sponsorship cycle

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 23:01

Tour de France teams on finding financial backers
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USA to face Japan in World final

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 21:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The United States will play Japan in the Fifa Women's World Cup final on Sunday 17 July.
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Cavendish surges to stage 11 win

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 15:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Mark Cavendish takes the points leader's green jersey after out-sprinting rival Andre Greipel to win stage 11 of the Tour de France, his 18th victory in the race.
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Anger over Algeria airline strike

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 14:30
related countries: Algeria Algeria
related places: Orly

Police at France's Orly airport confront angry passengers left stranded by a strike by Algeria's state-run airline.
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French troops die in Afghan blast

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 12:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Five French soldiers and one Afghan civilian are killed in a suicide bomb attack in the north-eastern Afghan province of Kapisa, officials say.
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Carrefour's Brazil merger fails

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 8:23
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil's Abilio Diniz suspends plans to merge his supermarket chain Grupo Pao de Acucar with the local arm of France's Carrefour.
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 6:58

Liverpool agree Stewart Downing fee, Mark Cavendish wins stage 11 of the Tour de France and USA and Japan reach the women's World Cup final.
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Socialist hopes

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 0:07

Who will the left put forward for the French 2012 presidential election?
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Cavendish bid thwarted by Greipel

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 16:30

Andre Greipel thwarts Mark Cavendish to win stage 10 of the Tour de France.
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France says Gaddafi willing to go

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 15:33
related countries: Libya Libya

Envoys from Col Gaddafi are telling France and other countries that the Libyan leader is prepared to leave, the French foreign minister says.
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Carrefour shares hit by deal news

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 11:34
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Shares in French supermarket giant Carrefour fall more than 4% on reports that a merger in Brazil may have stalled.
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French honour for Liza Minnelli

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 9:35
related countries: United States United States

US actress Liza Minnelli is an officer in France's prestigious Legion of Honour.
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news as it happens

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 7:01

Football transfer latest, the Open buildup, Andrew Strauss interview and more.
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France to withdraw Afghan troops

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 6:24
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

French President Nicolas Sarkozy, on an unannounced visit to Afghanistan, says the country plans to withdraw 1,000 troops by the end of 2012.
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Nasri 'unlikely to join Man Utd'

Monday, July 11th 2011, 22:01

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson claims that Samir Nasri has agreed to leave Arsenal - but that the French midfielder will probably not move to Old Trafford.
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Kolobnev fails Tour doping test

Monday, July 11th 2011, 20:20
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian rider Alexandr Kolobnev becomes the first rider to fail a doping test during this year's Tour de France.
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Monday, July 11th 2011, 15:03

Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford refuses to rule out legal action after the incident which saw Juan Antonio Flecha wiped out by a television car at the Tour de France.
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Arsenal confirm Gervinho signing

Monday, July 11th 2011, 10:04
related places: Lille

Arsenal announce the completion of Gervinho's move to the Emirates from French side Lille.
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Brazil 2-2 United States (3-5 pens)

Sunday, July 10th 2011, 20:14
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Sweden Sweden, United States United States

The United States beat Brazil 5-3 on penalties to join France, Japan and Sweden in the Women's World Cup semi-finals.
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French choreographer Petit dies

Sunday, July 10th 2011, 16:44

French choreographer and dancer Roland Petit has died in Geneva at the age of 87, the Paris Opera Ballet says.
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Tour bosses eject car after crash

Sunday, July 10th 2011, 16:06

Tour de France organisers take a television car off the race after a crash-marred ninth stage, with Frenchman Thomas Voeckler taking the yellow jersey.
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Powell could move on after defeat

Saturday, July 9th 2011, 20:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England coach Hope Powell says she is considering quitting after the World Cup quarter-final defeat by France.
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France end England's World Cup dreams

Saturday, July 9th 2011, 18:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England's women are out of the World Cup after losing a dramatic quarter-final on penalties to France.
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Live - England v France

Saturday, July 9th 2011, 15:31

With the score 1-1 after extra time, England take on France in a penalty shootout for a place in the semi-finals of the Women's World Cup.
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Hurt Wiggins crashes out of Tour

Friday, July 8th 2011, 19:23

Britain's Bradley Wiggins crashes out of the Tour de France before compatriot Mark Cavendish sprints to stage seven win.
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French couple find hoard of gold coins in cellar

Friday, July 8th 2011, 15:01

A hoard of gold coins hundreds of years old, estimated to be worth at least 100,000 euros, is found in a French couple's cellar, French media say.
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Strauss-Kahn Paris inquiry begins

Friday, July 8th 2011, 10:26

French prosecutors start a preliminary inquiry into a writer's allegation that former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her in 2003.
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Israel braces for 'flytilla' protest

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 19:53
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Tel Aviv

Israel steps up security at Tel Aviv airport, ahead of the expected arrival of 500 pro-Palestinian activists, most of them French, on Friday.
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Killers of Chad head's son jailed

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 17:16
related countries: Chad Chad
related places: Paris

A French court jails four men over an attack in which Brahim Deby, the son of Chadian President Idriss Deby, died near Paris in 2007.
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Man Utd remain in the hunt for Nasri

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 16:24

Manchester United are still hopeful of signing Samir Nasri after making a near-£20m bid for Arsenal's French international midfielder.
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Guillem dance show wows critics

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 15:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

French dancer Sylvie Guillem's latest appearance on the London stage is praised by critics who laud the "flair" and "intelligence" of her performing.
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Sportsday Live - Thursday's sports news as it happened

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 6:57

Liverpool complete the signing of midfielder Charlie Adam from Blackpool while American sprinter Tyson Gay is ruled out for the year.
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Cavendish storms to stage victory

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 15:32

Mark Cavendish wins the fifth stage of the Tour de France on a day marred by crashes to the likes of Alberto Contador and Bradley Wiggins.
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E. coli prompts Egyptian seed ban

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 18:10
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Germany Germany
related places: Eu

The EU bans the import of some Egyptian seeds and beans after fenugreek is linked to killer E. coli outbreaks in Germany and France.
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Evans holds off Contador for win

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 15:28

Cadel Evans gets the better of Alberto Contador in a photo finish to win stage four of the Tour de France.
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Strauss-Kahn faces Paris sex case

Monday, July 4th 2011, 21:11

French writer Tristane Banon is to file a complaint for attempted rape against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, her lawyer says.
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Cavendish punished as Farrar wins

Monday, July 4th 2011, 15:50
related countries: Norway Norway, United States United States

Britain's Mark Cavendish suffers a blow to his hopes of winning the green jersey, while American Tyler Farrar sprints to victory in the third stage of the Tour de France.
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Strauss-Kahn effect

Monday, July 4th 2011, 15:45

France sees increase in sexual harassment claims
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Strauss-Kahn poll bid 'unlikely'

Monday, July 4th 2011, 12:15

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is unlikely to run for the French presidency despite polls suggesting he would still be popular, his party says.
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VIDEO: Italy rail protest turns violent

Monday, July 4th 2011, 1:32
related countries: Italy Italy

In Italy, five people have been arrested after a protest march against a high-speed rail link being built between Italy and France became violent.
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Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 16:08
related countries: Italy Italy

Police and demonstrators engage in further clashes in the Italian Alps over the construction of a new high-speed rail link with France.
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Two Britons in top four of Tour

Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 15:28

Team Garmin-Cervelo win the team time trial to put Thor Hushovd in the yellow jersey after the second stage of the Tour de France.
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Live - 2011 Tour de France, stage 2

Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 12:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Les Essarts

British-based Team Sky are among the favourites to win the 23km team time trial around Les Essarts.
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Gilbert wins first stage of Tour

Saturday, July 2nd 2011, 15:54

Belgium's Philippe Gilbert wins a thrilling opening stage of the 2011 Tour de France.
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France E. coli outbreak: One dead

Saturday, July 2nd 2011, 12:22

An elderly woman has died of kidney disease caused by an E. coli outbreak in south-west France, according to health officials.
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Live - 2011 Tour de France, stage 1

Saturday, July 2nd 2011, 10:43

The 2011 Tour de France gets under way with a 191.5km race through the Vendee region of western France.
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Strauss-Kahn allies eye comeback

Saturday, July 2nd 2011, 7:13
related countries: United States United States

Allies of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn say he could make a political comeback in France after being freed from house arrest in the US.
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'Swap deal' for French hostages

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 22:55
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

One of two French hostages released by the Afghan Taliban tells the BBC he believes there was an exchange deal involving money and prisoners.
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AUDIO: 'We weren't freed for chocolates'

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 21:38
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The two French journalists held hostage for 18 months in Afghanistan have returned home.
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Russia condemns Libyan arms drop

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 15:22
related countries: Libya Libya, Russia Russia

Russia's foreign minister describes France's arms drop to Libyan rebels as a "crude violation" of UN resolution 1970, echoing African Union criticism.
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E. coli outbreaks linked to Egypt

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 14:51
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Germany Germany

E. coli outbreaks in Germany and France could have come from seeds sourced in Egypt, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control says.
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Contador angry over drugs appeal

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 13:43

Alberto Contador describes the uncertainty over the appeal into his doping ban "ridiculous" ahead of the Tour de France, which starts on Saturday.
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Libya: French arms drop condemned

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 11:34
related countries: Libya Libya

A senior official of the African Union says France's decision to air-drop weapons to Libyan rebels is dangerous and puts the whole region at risk.
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Pao de Acucar battle intensifies

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 9:31
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Pao

The battle between France's Carrefour and Casino over Brazil's Pao de Acucar intensifies as Casino raises its stake in the firm.
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Freed hostages return to France

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 8:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two French journalists held hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan for 18 months arrive back in France after being freed.
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VIDEO: Is Strauss-Kahn case changing attitudes?

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 5:29

Women's groups in France say they have seen a huge increase in the number of women coming forward to claim sexual harassment in the wake of the arrest of Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
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VIDEO: Childless French couple adopts gorilla

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 18:38

A childless French couple have adopted a 13-year-old female gorilla named Digit.
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Weapons drop

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 16:57
related countries: Libya Libya

French risk controversy to boost Libya's rebels
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France names new finance minister

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 15:46

France appoints Francois Baroin to replace Christine Lagarde as finance minister as she heads to the IMF.
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France gave Libyan rebels weapons

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 15:37
related countries: Libya Libya

France has air-dropped weapons to rebels fighting Col Muammar Gaddafi's troops in western Libya, the French military confirms.
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Journalists freed in Afghanistan

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 14:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two French journalists abducted in Afghanistan 18 months ago have been released, President Nicolas Sarkozy announces.
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French food fight for Brazil firm

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 7:34
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Two French food giants are locked in a battle to take over Brazil's number one retailer, Grupo Pao de Acucar.
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Christine Lagarde named IMF chief

Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 20:57

France's Christine Lagarde is named the new managing director of the International Monetary Fund, the first woman to hold the post.
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Lisicki holds nerve to make semis

Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 14:50
related countries: Germany Germany

German wildcard Sabine Lisicki conquers her nerves to defeat France's Marion Bartoli and take her amazing Wimbledon run into the semi-finals.
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Aubry bid for French Socialists

Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 11:09

Martine Aubry announces she will stand in the contest to pick the Socialist candidate for the 2012 French presidential election.
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Williams sisters make shock exits

Monday, June 27th 2011, 21:02

Defending champion Serena Williams and sister Venus lose their fourth round matches at Wimbledon to Marion Bartoli and Tsvetana Pironkova respectively.
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VIDEO: Protest over Alps rail tunnel

Monday, June 27th 2011, 20:48
related countries: Italy Italy

Police in the Italian northern Alps have clashed with protesters who were trying to prevent bulldozers from starting work on a new high-speed rail link to France.
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Clash over new Italy rail tunnel

Monday, June 27th 2011, 16:26
related countries: Italy Italy

Police break down barricades erected by opponents of a new tunnel being bored through the Italian Alps for a high-speed rail link with France.
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VIDEO: French banks to help Greece

Monday, June 27th 2011, 14:33
related countries: Greece Greece

The President of France Nicolas Sarkozy says his government now has an agreement with French banks on rolling over Greek debt.
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